Former YRTC employee sentenced for sexual abuse of resident

Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center (NTV News)

A former employee at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney is getting jail time for sexual abuse of a teen at the center.

On Friday, a judge sentenced Samantha Halstead to 30 days behind bars with credit for one day already served and four years of probation.

The 27-year-old worked at YRTC as a mental health practitioner where prosecutors say she sexually abused an 18-year-old.

She resigned before her arrest.

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